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Laramie Knifeworks --Turquoise and Streaked Buffalo Horn Large Linerlock

 

 

Folder Type: Large Linerlock 
Blade Length: 3 1/4 inches
Overall Length: 7 3/4 inches
Blade Steel: "Islands In The Stream" pattern Damascus high carbon steel
Handle Material: Turquoise 
Bolster Material: Streaked Buffalo Horn 
Thumb Knob Gemstone: A Yellow Sapphire graded IF (which is the highest grade given and means the gemstone is internally flawless and free of inclusions)
Filework: On top of blade and liners
Liners: Jeweled Linerlock
Additional Information: Most of the turquoise on the market has been treated in some way to deal with four problems characteristic with this gemstone. First, turquoise is soft, sometimes even brittle, and thus susceptible to fractures. Second, turquoise is porous and which makes it is susceptible to staining, discoloration, and fading. Third, untreated turquoise never comes in a slab form just "rocks", so you can never make knife handles. Fourth, turquoise is getting harder to find and supplies are of a lower quality. These four problems can be handled in different ways, but the most common techniques is to reconstitute the turquoise by grinding the turquoise to a powder then adding a binding agent then dried. This makes slabs of turquoise which can then be used for knife handles.

The Buffalo Horn I use in my knives is actually from domesticated water buffalo from Southeast Asia. There are at least 130 million domesticated water buffalo and more people depend on them than on any other domesticated animal. Occasionally, the all black buffalo horn develops light colored streaks which makes a nice contrast to the Turquoise.

Comes With: Knife Stand and Sheath

Price: $325

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